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Error message - no ink

I have just put all new (non Epsom) ink cartridges in as and when needed, but they are all fullish and now, suddenly, an error message won't allow me to use the printer at all. It claims i need to replace all the inks. I am on a mac and can't download the programme to resolve this and live in the wilds and need my printer. Please help! Will buying Epsom cartridges resolve this and why has it been working ok on others up til now? Thanks, Maria

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  • mariarty Sep 09, 2008

    Thanks, I tried all that but no joy. The LCD reading still says all the inks are out, although it also will tell me (before this comes up and freezes everything) that the ink levels are fine.
    Very frustrating. I have even opened new cartridges and tried them, same problem.

  • mariarty Sep 09, 2008

    Hi Thanks for the meantime I rang the ink suppliers and they told me to take out the cartridges one by one and then replace one by one. In this way we found that one of them was not working correctly and causing the whole problem. It had been working but wasn't now. Anyway, I replaced that cartridge with a new one (Epsom compatible) and since then all well. The company are sending me a replacement cartridge.
    I will bear in mind your instructions if I have problems again I can't resolve in this way.
    Thanks for the support - very appreciated.



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Hi Maria,

Try removing all of the ink cartridges again. Open the cover and remove all of the inks. Close the cover and turn the printer off. Leave it off for about 30 to 45 secs. Turn it back on. Install again the ink cartridges. Check if it will charge after closing the cover.

If it still says that ink need replacement, check your lcd panel. Usually it will tell you what ink cartridge needs replacement. This might be a faulty ink cartridge.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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    Rey Romero Sep 09, 2008

    Hi Maria,

    This is an issue regarding inks that is not being recognize by your printer. Epson inks has an embedded green circuit board on it. That circuit board connects on the pins located inside your the printer. You can actually clean that pins using a cottons buds, lighter fluid then an alcohol.

    After removing all of the ink cartridges, turn the printer off and unplug it from the outlet. You will have to use a flash light so that you could locate those pins inside then use a cotton buds (used for clearing ears) to clean it. Put a little bit of fluid on it. Rub it gently 4 to 5 times on every pins. Make sure that you don't rub it too hard because cottons might get into those pins. Do this in all of the pins inside the printer, left panel and right panel. Then follow it up with an alcohol on the cottons buds. Same steps above.

    Once your done, let it dry for a couple of hours. 2 to 3 hours will be enough. Turn the printer on. Install the inks then close the cover.

    If it won't still recognize the ink cartridges, this is already a hardware issue.

  • Rey Romero
    Rey Romero Sep 09, 2008

    Your welcome Maria. Thanks for the rating too.



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